Off-Grid Battery Bank Upgrade
When you’re off-grid and much too far from the utility for hookup, your battery bank is critical to your energy system.
- Date: Aug 2013
- Client: Homeowner in Digby County
- Project Type: Off-Grid Battery Upgrade
About this Project
- Located in a very remote area of Digby County in Nova Scotia, this year-round residence has a small but very critical off-grid solar system. Hookup to the electric utility is not an option for this client, so the off-grid energy source has to be consistent and sufficient for their needs.
- This client has been a repeat customer for various services over the years including solar PV upgrades, backup generator maintenance, and battery equalizations. In 2013 the client decided it was time for a battery bank upgrade.
We replaced the original batteries with 12 Surrette 2KS-33P batteries, rated for 1766 Amp hours @20hr rate. As these batteries are warranted for 10 years, and combined with the existing solar PV and other equipment, we fully expect this upgrade to perform efficiently for many years to come.